Need to dropoff or pickup people? Simply enter with all other vehicles at the Route 83 entrance, then proceed to the designated dropoff/pickup location opposite the entrance to the Fitness Center. Police will NOT ALLOW vehicles to park or linger in this area, so make sure your party is waiting for you BEFORE you enter the area.
Carnival HoursThursday 6:00 - 10:00 pm (Wristband Option for Unlimited Rides) Friday 6:00 - 11:00 pm Saturday 1:00 - 11:00 pm (Wristband Option for Unlimited Rides 1:00 - 6:00 pm only) Sunday 1:00 - 11:00 pm Monday 12:30 - 6:30 pm (Wristband Option for Unlimited Rides)
SAVE MONEY! PURCHASE RIDE TICKETS IN ADVANCE!30 Tickets for ONLY $30, Buy at Village Hall During August or Buy Tickets on Site: Tickets are $1.25 each or $25 for 22 tickets. $60 buys you 55 tickets.
TWO Wristband Specials
- Megaband - $65 gets you UNLIMITED Rides throughout the ENTIRE FESTIVAL, from Thursday through Monday!!
- One Day Wristband - $25 gets you One Day of Unlimited Rides, Valid ONLY for use ONE of these days:
- Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 pm
- Saturday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
- Monday 12;30 - 6:30 pm
- Starting August 30, online or on location - Pay $65 per Megaband, or $25 per Wristband, good ONLY on the day purchased
- SAVE BY BUYING ONLINE IN ADVANCE - Purchase online through Thursday August 30th and PAY only $60 per Megaband, or $20 per One Day Unlimited Wristband (good for one day use only)
- $2.50 per transaction service charge for online purchases
- All wristband sales are FINAL, rain or shine
Credit Cards or Cash are accepted for ride tickets at the fest. Food and games are cash only.
Unfortunately, no. Due to the proximity of homes to the festival grounds, it is not safe to conduct a fireworks show at Mike Rylko Community Park. If the fireworks returned to the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, where they’ve been held in past years, the show would not be visible from the new Buffalo Grove Days grounds, plus it would tax the police and fire resources by having to support both locations. There will still be musical entertainment each night of the festival, and the Village of Buffalo Grove will continue to host Fourth of July fireworks at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course.
While we are all animal lovers, the village municipal code 6.12.130 prohibits "any dog, even though on a leash, to be in or on any public property during festivals , or special events." The only exceptions are for trained and registered service animals - "dogs leading special needs persons."
No. Buffalo Grove Days is held entirely on Buffalo Grove Park District property. A Park District ordinance prohibits the use of any tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes anywhere on Park District property, which means the entire fest is a No Smoking environment. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Village of Buffalo Grove wanted to find a location that would allow all Buffalo Grove Days activities to be on the same grounds so that attendees would not have to cross a busy road to navigate the festival. At the same time, Cook County announced plans to reconstruct and widen Lake-Cook Road beginning in 2016. Although the Lake-Cook Road construction project was postponed, we know it will happen in the near future. Buffalo Grove Days’ relocation plans proceeded with the public’s current and long-term safety in mind. The new location was chosen after extensive work by village hall and police staff, members of the volunteer Buffalo Grove Days committee and Buffalo Grove Park District officials.
With the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center remaining open during the weekend this year, availability of on-site parking will be limited. The lot in front of the Fitness Center will only be open to members of the Center during their operating hours. Orange Lot – by the Skate Park, accessible from Buffalo Grove Road, just south of Deerfield Parkway All on-site lots are reserved for necessary Village staff, volunteers, performers, and Handicap Parking. Extensive parking is available at several locations throughout the Village, with Shuttle Service to the festival grounds, and parking is available on nearby residential streets (please pay attention to signs that restrict parking for public safety, and RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!)
Locations for Parking and Express Shuttle Buses:
- South Route: 1100 Lake Cook Road
- North Route: Twin Groves Junior High School
- East Route: Buffalo Grove Metra Station
Yes! The parade route and day (Sunday) remains the same. Please note the 11:00 am start time to make it easier for families to enjoy ALL the activities of Buffalo Grove Days:
The parade will start from the intersection of Bernard Drive and Indian Hill Drive. It will travel east on Bernard, turning north onto Raupp Boulevard, and then dispersing at Raupp & St. Mary's Parkway.For more info, click HERE.